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      02-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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USB Flash Drive Question

I've given this the 'ol college try but can't seem to figure it out.

I'm trying to use a 64gb Corsair flash drive formatted Fat32. I have about 5,500 songs (17.7 gb). The files are organized in folders with the artists name. Albums by the same artist are in subfolders by the name of the album.

When I plug it into the usb port in the glove box it only finds the first song (2-live crew, me so horny...unfortunately). I waited about 10 minutes but it stills shows 1/1 and only the first song shows up.

I thought, perhaps, they needed to be in the root directory so I moved about 10 songs out of their folders and into the root directory but the results were the same.

Interestingly, 2 days ago I did a test with about 6 songs on a smaller drive and it worked perfectly.

Any suggestions?
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Well I just tried my sons Sony drive (FAT format). Typical student drive, homework, folders, and 58 songs in a subfolder. Took about 30 seconds and I could browse the file directory, pull up songs by artist, genre, etc...

So is there a problem with the drive or the formatting? Other posts indicate FAT32 formatting and 64 gig drive is ok
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I've given this the 'ol college try but can't seem to figure it out.

I'm trying to use a 64gb Corsair flash drive formatted Fat32. I have about 5,500 songs (17.7 gb). The files are organized in folders with the artists name. Albums by the same artist are in subfolders by the name of the album.

When I plug it into the usb port in the glove box it only finds the first song (2-live crew, me so horny...unfortunately). I waited about 10 minutes but it stills shows 1/1 and only the first song shows up.

I thought, perhaps, they needed to be in the root directory so I moved about 10 songs out of their folders and into the root directory but the results were the same.

Interestingly, 2 days ago I did a test with about 6 songs on a smaller drive and it worked perfectly.

Any suggestions?
I am using a 32 GB Kingston USB memory stick and have about 8.5 data on it, and everything works with no problems - much better than an iPod used to.
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FWIW, I'm using one of these: http://www3.pny.com/16GB-New-Attache...-P2139C53.aspx
Its formatted as FAT32 and works perfectly fine.

I have my music arranged as such:

root: [Artist] / [Album] / [Track].mp3

All my mp3's are also tagged properly. I'm not sure if that affects anything though.
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Well after doing some more research it may be related to the Corsair drive. Seems to be a bit of a hit and miss with this drive. Is anyone using the Corsair 64gb Flash Voyager successfully?

Is there a consensus about which drives work best or which to stay away from?
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